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Absorbing, painful and distressing masterpiece.
on 16 December 2012
The message from this superb production has to be "It doesn't matter what you do so long you do it". The dynamo that drives the world is trade and so if it suits your interests to support a military coup in a foreign land get in there and (repeat) do it!
The "winners" are in the driving seat here: the boys in their uniforms with their automatic weapons can have fun potting off people during the hours of curfew (and at other times behind close doors), the diplomats can play loose with the truth, the industrialists will fill their order books for fresh weapons and ammunition and so on.
I cannot agree with another reviewer (3 star) that this film is slanderous towards the USA. Its documentation based upon a reality does not preclude other states of the world from being equally duplicitous and cruel in their handling of foreign affairs.
One is left with only one adjective to describe the world our species has created: "SAD".